Three summer evenings spent with two craftsmen doing what they do best, respectively.
Slow motion footage shot with Phantom Miro M320S. Thanks to Mikko Granberg at Citius Imaging.
“farrier”, the first episode of the re:PURPOSE series examines the artistry of shoeing horses. An age old craft unfolds amidst the relationship between a father and son. re:PURPOSE is a web-series that uncovers the lives of artisans and craftspeople. Seeking out individuals who have found purpose in their everyday work.
If you know of anyone who would be a good subject for future re:PURPOSE episodes, please post your ideas below. What do you want to see next at 1500fps?!!!!!!
A few weeks after Vision Research's new Phantom Miro M320S was released, we shot Farrier to test a variety of the camera's capabilities. Primarily interested in workflow and picture quality, we found that working with this camera is a dream and it cuts great with Sony's F3 and Canon's 5D Mark III and 60d.
Our Miro was setup with a full studio rig, including matte box, follow focus and Sachtler v20 sticks. We lived primarily on Angenieux’s Optimo 15-40mm and also had a set of Zeiss CP.2’s. All Miro files were output through the new CineFlash system. The Sony F3 made use of the same lenses and output via the PIX-240 at S-log. The 5D and 60d shared a multitude of lenses: 17-35, 70-200, 50mm ZE, Rokinon 35, 85.
The CineFlash system is very good on the miro and downloads were quite fast. A full buffer takes about three minutes to go from internal RAM to CineFlash, but we rarely used the full buffer. It was a heavy day of shooting and we used up less than 420 gb worth of CineFlash memory.
All of the color timing was done via Da Vinci Resolve and edited using Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, finishing in Apple Pro Res 4444, with this online streaming version h.264 at 1920x1080 7500kb/s. That F3 sure does sing. It’s not hard to see that the log-s image provides a broad tonal range, and therefore a bit cleaner image than the other cameras. Meanwhile, the 5D and 60d's low bit-rate and bit-depth are unfortunately very apparent in comparison. The Miro falls somewhere in between, as it’s 12-bit depth is higher than the F3’s 10-bit but the bayer process leaves a little noise. The F3, of course, also wins in terms of latitude. High-speed cameras have notoriously low latitude, often as low as 8 stops, while the F3 claims at least 12 stops. The Miro has showed us around 10stops and handles whites as well as the Phantom Flex, which is far better than any other high-speed camera now on the market. In fact, the white-roll-off is quite similar to that of the 5D. The Miro technically rates at 1200 ISO (compared to the Phantom HD Gold at about 200 ISO).
A Hollywood Special Ops & Island Creek Pictures Production
Bob & Brant Phalen of Phalen Horseshoeing and Supply
Rider: Racheal Johnson
Black Stallion: Constant
Brown Horses: Nikoo & Lilly
Director: Emily Bloom
Producer: Drew Lauer
Field Producer: Jerry McNutt
Cinematographer: Bradley Stonesifer
Camera Operators: Tim Obeck, Jimmy Hammond, Nick Piatnik
Editor: Patrick Chapman
Colorist: Aaron Peak of Hollywood DI
Audio Mixer: Michel Tyabji
Bell Canyon Equestrian Center
Behind the Scenes with the Phantom Miro's
Shot on location at Camp Woodward PA & NYC
Kevin Tierney,Kevin Grahm,Ryan Banach,Chad Kagy,Ben Hatchell,Alistair Whitton
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Jim Geduldick
1st AC: Greg Wilson
2nd AC: Zack Mctee
Stills Photographer: Dave Gittleman
Behind the Scenes- Dave Metty, Cody Stauder,Jorge Jovel
Stuntman/Pyro- Alistair Whitton
Music- Lemon Yellow Black - Jets to Brazil
Special thanks to-
Camp Woodward/Woodward Films
Red Rock Micro
Mac Group-Kupo Grip
Red Giant Software
The Diamond Brothers
Shot on Phantom Miro M series & RED Epic/Scarlet
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 & After Effects CS6
Graded in Davinci Resolve
Plugins- Red Giant Denoiser II
Apple Mac Pro & Macbook Pro
The Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge Winner!
Michael Rios as Dayvon
Tyree M. Singetary as Markus
Malakot Barker as Lenny
A House of Nod Production
Produced by Bennett Elliott
Written & Directed by Robert Kolodny
Gloria Arthur as Woman in Window
Abbie Brown as Jump Rope Girl 1
Imani Johnson as Jump Rope Girl 2
Tina Jetter as Jump Rope Girl 3
Victor Pacheco as Barber
Akin Feyijinmi as Kid in Play
Carla Jenkins as Girl on the Street
Phoenix Williams as Bubble Blower
Marcellous E. Lewter as Gangster
Robert Kolodny as Money Man
Zen Lester as Say-So
Linzell Vaugn as Basketball Player
Randy McKay as Handball Player
Gregory Gregg as The Drunk
Shames Mason as Domino Player 1
Phillip S.R. Allison as Domino Player 2
Taylor Zahn as Runner
Ali Lakhani as Pizza Man
Kate McCreary as Tattoo Girl
Jin as Tattoo Artist
Bryan Longschamp as Hip Hop Dancer
Chubie as Man with Dog
White Boy the Dog as Himself
Assistant Director: Phillip S.R. Allison
Production Designer: Kate McCreary
Costume Designer: Katelyn Mueller
Camera Operator: Chris Cazavilan
Gaffer: Justin Van Wie
Director of Photography: Robert Kolodny
1st Assistant Camera: Ian Hoben
Best Boy: Akin Feyijinmi
Key Grip: Adam Kolodny
Lighting Technician: Brad Reeb
Grip: Kaya Dillon & Jeffrey Clanet
Sound Recordist: Parker J. Colt
Boom Operator: Akin Feijinmi
DITs: Mike Leuis & Andrei Hirschhorn
Editor & Colorist: Robert Kolodny
Foley Artists: Phillip S.R. Allison & Parker J. Colt
Sound Designers: Phillip S.R. Allison & Robert Kolodny
Set Photographer: Serena Reynolds
Score by Parallel Thought (Adam Calman, Jeff Blacker, Conor Wall)
Phantom Miro M320S provided by AbelCine & Vision Research through the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge.
Lenses & supporting equipment provided by AbelCine.
An Act Zero Films Co-Production.
No animals were harmed in the making of this film.
Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY.
Moe Shore from AbelCine
Maia Kaufman from AbelCine
Milos Necakov from AbelCine
Bruce Jones from Eastern Effects
Garrett Fennelly from Act Zero Films
Broadway Pigeon & Pet Supplies
Larry & Terri Kolodny
Gary Elliott & Chris Balas
Bill Keegan from Heart 911
Hood Ink Tattoo
Big Boy Deli
The 3 JJJ Unisex Beauty Salon
Little Italy Pizzaria
The Residents of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick, NY
Phantom Miro M320S
A channel to showcase the new Phantom Miro M320S and all of its possibilities and capabilities. Plus, let's be honest, this camera is cool as shit!